About Charlotte Rolfes

After graduating from high school, numerous equipping activities for cinema, television and advertising films. This was followed by five wonderful years as an interior prop master for international and national cinema productions. From 2008 to 2012 studying at the ifs international film school cologne, department of directing. Completed with the award-winning short film "Guck Woanders Hin" and the Bachelor of Arts. Afterward two years as an acting coach and involved in the development of several fictional projects. 2014 Relocation to Hamburg for the Master's Programme "Film" at the Hamburg Media School in the Department of Directing. During her studies, she made the short films "Beeke", "Chay" and "Samira". Completed with the short film "Aloha" in October 2016 and the Master of Arts. They have been shown at numerous international and national festivals, including the "Max-Ophüls Festival" in Saarbrücken, the "Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival", the "Short Film Tiger" at the Cannes Film Festival, and the "Hofer Filmtage". Since April 2017 in Isabell Šuba's mentoring programme for young female filmmakers "Into the Wild" and additionally a scholarship from the Claussen-Simon-Foundation "unsere Künsten" in Hamburg.During her MA, she directed the short films „Beeke“ as well as "Chay" and "Samira". Graduated with the short film "Aloha" in October 2016.

Projects as screenwriter

YearTitleGenrescreenwriterProducerComment
2017Junas fantastische ReiseTV Series, RB - Radio Bremen TV [de], SWR [de]Multiple Kinescope Film GmbH [de]
2017JunaTeaser (Series Concept)Multiple Kinescope Film GmbH [de]
2016AlohaShort Feature Film Charlotte Rolfes Hamburg Media School

Film projects in other capacities

YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2016KellyWorkshop-Production David Wagner Hamburg Media School1st assistant director
2014Binny and the GhostTV Series, Disney ChannelMultipleUFA Fiction GmbH [de]actor coach Folge 6-9
2013Binny and the GhostTV Series, Disney Channel Nico ZingelmannUFA Fiction GmbH [de]actor coach (children)
2013The Lies of the VictorsFeature FilmChristoph Hochhäusler Heimatfilm GmbH + CO KGstandby props
2013Nichts für FeiglingeTV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de] Michael Rowitz Calypso Entertaiment GmbHstandby props
2013Es ist alles in OrdnungTV Movie, WDR [de]Nicole Weegmann 2Pilots Filmproductionactor coach (children)
2013Die AbmachungFeature FilmPeter Bösenberg Made in Germany Filmproduktionstandby props
2012300 Worte DeutschFeature FilmZüli AladagSperl Productions GmbHstandby props
2012Mord in EberswaldeTV Movie, WDR [de] Stephan WagnerWestside Filmproduktion GmbH [de]assistent stand by propman 2 Wochen
2012Only Lovers Left AliveFeature FilmJim JarmuschPandora Film Produktion GmbHset dresser
2012Q and AIndie Feature Film Hans Steinbichler Karibufilm GmbHstandby props
2012HoustonFeature FilmBastian Günther Flare Film GmbHstandby props
2011Unsere Mütter, unsere VäterTV Movie (multi-part), ZDF [de]Philipp KadelbachteamWorx Television & Film GmbH [de]set dresser NRW
2010RomeosFeature FilmSabine BernardiBoogiefilmstandby props
2008Wenn heut noch gestern istShort Feature FilmMarc MenningmannMacromedia GmbH (vormals MHMK Macromedia Hochschule)set decorator
2007Mein Freund aus FaroFeature FilmNana NeulWüste Film Westart department trainee
2007Bella Block - Reise nach ChinaTV Movie, ZDF [de]Chris KrausUFA Fernsehproduktion GmbH [de]art department trainee

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2018Junas fantastische ReiseFilmfest Bremen [de]Exklusives PreviewNominated
2017SamiraFilmfestival Türkei DeutschlandÖngörenNominated
2017SamiraFilmfestival Türkei DeutschlandKurzfilm - 2. PreisWinner
2017AlohaFilmschau Baden-WürttembergKurzfilmeNominated
2017AlohaInt. Hofer FilmtageKurzfilmNominated
2016ChayFestival de Cannes [fr]Next Generation Short Tiger Programm 2016Nominated
2016ChayShortfilms Against Racism Festival [es]1. Preis der JuryWinner
2016SamiraSwikos Kurzfilmfestival Basel [ch]Audience Award (Nov.)Winner
2016SamiraZinebi Bilbao - Int. Festival of Documentary and SInt. Wettbewerb (Nov.)Nominated
2016SamiraSwikos Kurzfilmfestival Basel [ch]Best Director Award (Nov.)Winner
2016SamiraEtiuda&Anima Filmfestival in Krakaulogende ErwähnungNominated
2016SamiraOderKurz Filmspektakel1. Preis (Juni)Winner
2016SamiraOpen Eyes Filmfestival2. Preis (Juli)Winner
2016SamiraMFSF Pisek [cz]The Award of Vladana Tercova (Okt.)Winner
2016SamiraReflecta Film Festival Wiesbaden1. Preis der Jury (Sept.)Winner
2016SamiraManlleu Film Festival [es]Audience Award (Nov.)Winner
2016SamiraEat My Shorts HagenPublikumspreis und 1. Preis der Jury (Okt.)Winner
2016SamiraTürkisches Film Festival FrankfurtWettbewerb, 1. Preis der Jury (Nov.)Winner
2016SamiraDeutscher Menschenrechts KurzfilmpreisHochschulfilm (Nov.)Nominated
2016SamiraFilmschau Baden-WürttembergKurzfilmNominated
2016SamiraMax Ophüls FestivalBester KurzfilmNominated
2016SamiraFünf Seen FilmfestivalGoldenes GlühwürmchenWinner
2016SamiraInt. Filmfest Emden NorderneyOstfriesischer Kurzfilmpreis der VGHNominated
2015BeekeMax-Ophüls-PreisKurzfilmreiheNominated
2015BeekeClermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival [fr]Intl. WettbewerbNominated
2015BeekeInterfilm Berlininternationaler WettbewerbNominated
2014BeekeDEA Film Festival [al]KurzfilmpreisWinner
2012Guck woanders hinExground FilmfestKurz- Vorfilm | Youth DaysWinner
2012Guck woanders hinKölner Design PreisAnerkennungspreisWinner
2012Guck woanders hinInternationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2012Bester Film im Wettbewerb NRWWinner
2011AufstrichFATPIGtures Nachwuchsfestival UnnaFilmstudentenWinner

Basic data

NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish (Good), German (Native speaker)
Experience abroadEastern Europe: Albania
Immediate working areaHamburg
1st residence (federal state or country)Hamburg
2nd residence (where applicablen)Köln
Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin